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  1. Re: Still affordable Vintage 80's Fragrances ......

    There is probably some degradation (top notes are the first to go), but it can still smell GOOD. How close it is to an original, freshly made bottle is another matter.
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    Re: Advice on eighties scents

    Im generally pretty critical of most vintage scents, they usually end up too dusty / powdery / soapy / stale / animalic, like body odor or old man barbershop colognes.

    That being said, Xeryus is...
  3. Re: Tabarome Millesime - how pronounced is the tea note?

    Surprised by the dislike this one gets, I would have assumed it would be universally loved as its one of the easiest Creeds to "get". Its well done.

    I would not say there is a prominent "tea"...
  4. Re: Still affordable Vintage 80's Fragrances ......

    I found vintage 80s bottles of

    Xeryus
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    for under $30 recently.
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    Thats not a sample, thats a decant, and priced very reasonably. Not sure why you are offended? If you want to trade for small samples, PM me what youve got.



    Thanks for the vote of confidence!...
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    Its worth it, I have it, can provide decants
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    Just picked up a Belcam Classic Match, since I was near a Walmart, and I must say its actually pretty good! It is a pretty faithful reproduction of my Cosmair Polo (from a brief sniff on paper, that...
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    Re: More arabian fragrances came today

    Can you go into what the actual fragrances smell like?
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    Re: Advice on eighties scents

    No love for Xeryus? Vintage bottles can still be had pretty cheap:

    http://www.perfumela.com/images/full/Xeryus3.3Spray.jpg
  10. Montana Pour Homme (not the original parfum or black)

    Cant understand why they used a bottle identical to the original, considering how opposite they must be. I bought black edition and found it to be just barely shy of wearable, too many cheap...
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    Re: YSL Noble Leather

    How is the actual leather in this, is it a prominent note? I am seeing it compared a lot to Davidoff Leather Blend on Fragrantica. I just received my leather blend and the leather note is not as...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Samples of:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.15266.jpg
    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.14497.jpg
    http://www.italialiving.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Bois-1920-Oltremare.jpg...
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    Re: Essenza Nibile

    Sometimes USPS takes stuff on a wild goose chase. Things fall into the wrong basket, they get stuck under the seat of a delivery vehicle, etc. As long as tracking is being updated, your package is...
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    Re: Swiss Army Forest by Victorinox

    I just realized I had typed that it "wasnt a good choice" when I meant to say that it WAS.

    If you are on the market for a good cheapie that isnt super citrus-generic, this will fit the bill.
  15. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I found Dsquared Royal Potion Black to be a wonderfully thick, dark, and sensual smoky rose leather. I wouldnt call it dry or austere, but its definitely dark:
    ...
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    Re: Swiss Army Forest by Victorinox

    I bought it blind and wore it once a couple weeks ago (maybe that in and of itself tells you something). Its definitely piney, but in a linear, one-note-wonder kind of way. Not excessively strong and...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Truth is bomb! It was my first high quality cologne, and I bought a bottle recently as a "memory archive". Great flacon too:

    http://parfumaruhaz.hu/images/termekek/CK20Truth20edt20MAN.jpg
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    Have you tried polo crest? Its up there with the original (I can provide a decant)
  19. Re: Masculine Manceras? I.E not sweet / creamy / powdery

    For what its worth, I thought Cedrat Boise was basically an orange creamsicle, too sweet. Are any of the above recommendations in the same vein?
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    See my above recommendation for Duc de Vervins L'extreme (PM me if you need a decant). Also, check out Polo Crest, its on par.
  21. Masculine Manceras? I.E not sweet / creamy / powdery

    Just like Montale, this house has a million offerings, the note pyramids are useless (they all mention the same things), and its even harder to sample locally (SoCal). There are a few Montales I like...
  22. Re: All 3 Coach Leatherware Mens Scents on sale for $48 each (95ml EDP) (soon to be discontinued)

    For those wondering, I can provide decants of all three. Its a shame they are being discontinued, the nest best leathers are a significant price jump up (unless you count TL clones)
  23. YSL L'homme parfum intense leather edition -- never seen this before?

    An ebay seller is offering some kind of "leather edition" of parfum intense. I found parfum intense too sweet for my tastes compared to the original, do you guys think this is a different scent or...
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    Re: L'Occitane

    What are good masculines in their lineup? Eau des beaux is probably too sweet for my tastes
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.12937.jpg
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    I have already gone down this path and trust me when I say Polo Modern Reserve is the best bitter green mens fragrance out there, period, bar none. In my search for a replacement, I went through...
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    Re: Opaque bottles drive me crazy

    I hate this, especially if its a fragrance I do a lot of decanting of. I have tried shining a bright light, now I have to consider sanding the bottle...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Lowballed an Italian seller for $100, guess thats the best Ill be able to find it for:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.22616.jpg
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    Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Where's the love?

    Find it better than Bel Ami, but Im waiting to score a deal like you did. Not sure I love it enough to pay $120
  30. Re: Concerning Ford's Tuscan Leather---Acqua di Parma's Leather

    AdP CL is not a TL clone like Yuqawam and Monotheme Leather are. I would say it is lighter and better than TL, which has an ashtray note and a feminine syrup note I am not into at all (Yuqawam and...
  31. Re: How much have your tastes changed since you started?

    I have moved away from the fresh aquatics, and embraced darker, more dry and bitter fragrances.

    I still cant stand sweets/gourmands and animalics, though.
  32. Joanne Bassett Leather Collection - Spanish, English, Russian, Tuscan, Arabian

    Some of these sound pretty interesting, $20 for a 1ml sampler of all five:

    "natural perfumes in a base of organic golden jojoba oil and eau de perfumes are in organic grape alcohol from wine...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Can you go into detail for each one? Industrial like metal? Oil? Rubber? Plastic? Solvents?
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    Olympic Orchids, what to try?

    Mostly Im curious about Salamanca, as I am in a heavy leather phase, but I like things non sweet, non powdery, non creamy. Supposedly Tropic of Capricorn is a must try for how bizarre it is, but what...
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    Re: Phaedon-whats good?

    I love tobacco but this sounds like its a sugary mess like TV, which I am not into.
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    ^ how is the ephemera set? I listen to a lot of bass music...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Hope this one is as good as Leather:

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxNjAw/z/YkkAAOSwofxUmDsQ/$_57.JPG
  38. Re: I have a nightmare story and you all will despise me

    I cant remember how strong TL is, but I prefer Montale's Aoud Leather to it and that one is a powerhouse, I do two sprays max
  39. Re: iDivo Armaf for men(The only authentic clone of Creed Aventus)

    I went through pretty much ALL the Aventus clones when I was considering it, and Afnan Supremacy Silver was by far the best one (especially since it actually had EDP performance).

    Eventually I...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Riverside drive and Great Jones are the best green masculines from bond, I highly recommend those if you havent tried. Royal Water has a strong animalic note that I found really surprising for a...
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    Re: Monotheme frags in UK

    Labdanum and amber are powdery notes, no? Do we mean the sweet amber or ambergris?
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    Re: Monotheme frags in UK

    Sounds like its really powdery? People were making it sound dark and smoky and leathery...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Thanks! Good thing that there arent that many "strong" leathers out there. Most of the classics that get name dropped (like Bel Ami) arent really all that leathery, and some strong leathers are super...
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    Re: Nishane - Afrika Olifant

    Wtf this probably smells like gorilla genitals
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    Re: Monotheme frags in UK

    Can anyone elaborate on Amber Wood? I really like the Leather one, and Fragrantica reviews say that Amber wood also has a leather note.
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Wonder how long my leather fascination will last, I feel like I've already hit most of the strong ones:

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjQwWDY0MA==/z/swAAAOSwBLlVQyb6/$_12.GIF
  47. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I think many of us go through these feelings in the beginning--its what drives the blind buys and feeling like you gotta have the bottle.

    Eventually you realize that its much more efficient to...
  48. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    My biggest pet peeve is reserve auctions. If you arent willing to sell below a certain price, then start your auction at that price. Dont try to sneak under my price filters.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Dsquared Royal Potion Black. Crazy good longevity and projection, a great leather smoky rose
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTI4MFg4NjQ=/z/xo8AAOSwymxVLvHY/$_57.JPG

    For the lady:
    http://www.shoebuy.com/pi/fragr/jb/fragr571892_273897_jb.jpg

    For me:...
  51. Re: Heads Up! Vintage Vermeil 100 ml new for $10 total !

    Thats exactly my theory, that as industrial products evolved, the aromachemicals that were once used for perfumery got passed down the line as they got cheaper. It shares that urinal cake vibe /...
  52. Re: Heads Up! Vintage Vermeil 100 ml new for $10 total !

    Is it in Vermeil? Its not in the note pyramid on fragrantica
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    Generally animalic notes are a turn off, as to me they just smell like body odor, but I will give fetish a try. I have been heavy into leathers lately, but animalic leathers like Montales Cuir Arabe...
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    Which Rojas are not sweet, not powdery, and not gourmand? It seems like so much of the high niche output is thick, sickly fragrances. All of Lutens and much of Kilian seems to fall under these...
  55. Re: Heads Up! Vintage Vermeil 100 ml new for $10 total !

    Damn, this was so close to being amazing but it has that "urinal cake" note. I really wanted to love this!!!

    What is the culprit ingredient? What similar fragrances dont have this note?
  56. Re: Any masculine Lutens, or is everything so creamy sweet?

    Is Chene worth the $250 it would be to get a bell jar shipped over here?
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    ^^ I thought you didnt like BAV?
  58. Re: Does Kilian Hennessy have his own rehab clinic?

    What are good Kilian masculines? I just went through a bunch of Lutens and that entire house is an insipid gourmand bakery. I hope thats not something common to all the high niche french houses.
  59. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    You guys need to stop being so sensitive. This is business, not a charity. People aren't out to sell things for the feels, they are doing it for the money. I've cancelled bids because a cheaper item...
  60. Re: Any masculine Lutens, or is everything so creamy sweet?

    Reviewers are going on about how sweet Fumerie and Mauresque are, can these really be considered "bitter"? Or even "not sweet"?
  61. Re: Any masculine Lutens, or is everything so creamy sweet?

    Will try these, looks like several are exclusives with no samples available.

    Ambre Sultan was listed as a feminine in the fragrantica database, and I found it to be feminine.
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Just received:

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjQwWDQ4MA==/z/aAcAAOSwstxVQjU5/$_12.JPG

    And am enjoying it. Its definitely on the "safer" side of things but well executed nonetheless. There is a...
  63. Any masculine Lutens, or is everything so creamy sweet?

    I've been sampling this house and so far am unimpressed. This guy must have a crazy sweet tooth because there is nothing remotely masculine about these, even the unisex ones are fairly powdery and...
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    Re: Fragrance Addiction a Disease

    I am facepalming so hard reading some of the comments on the video. People despairing over 70+ fragrances and clapping each bro on the back over their struggle. What a joke.
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    Re: Sel Marin - advice?

    ARGH it wouldnt let me pay with paypal, it processed my credit card, and didnt send me any confirmation email despite showing up in my online banking! And I cant send an email to customer service...
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    Re: Sel Marin - advice?

    Is anyone getting a redirect while trying to order from essenza nobile? Im trying to check out as a guest and every time I check the three notices and press "submit order" it just refreshes the same...
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    Re: Sel Marin - advice?

    No one has recommended Bulgari Aqua? Its firmly in the same category and the best designer marine/aquatic
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.2762.jpg
    http://www.profumeriadabbene.it/public/prodotti/prod_318_36121.jpg
    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/46801.jpg...
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    Re: Montale Leather Aoud Opinions

    Its better than Tuscan Leather, no syrupy sweetness, ashtray note becomes a smoky wood.

    So far, its my favorite Montale. Performance and projection are fantastic. You can find decants cheap on...
  70. Re: Best blind buys i ever have made - i love this fragrance house

    Is there any realistic way to try these without blind buying hundreds of bottles?
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    Re: Creed Green Valley

    Get real! After everything this house is known for, do you guys really think they discontinue fragrances out of integrity?

    Green Valley was a good one, but they discontinue slow sellers, just like...
  72. Re: Obscure (odd) Niche scent that got you a surprising compliment -

    Was going to make a thread like this, to see what people have been getting props for other than the usual designer aquatics and freshies and fougeres and whatnot.

    Lately I have been wearing...
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    This. Perhaps it amounts to the fact that Im just not as into fragrances as some other people, but I generally feel this way about all my hobbies. Why have dozens of watches? Dozens of cars? Pick the...
  74. How loud is the fruit / sweetness in Black Saffron compared to TL, AL, AdP CL, etc?

    Im curious about Byredo's Black Saffron, but one of the reasons I prefer Montale's Aoud Leather and Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather is that they are not as sweet / fruity as Tuscan Leather, which has...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    The Million parfum must be soooo sweet and heavy
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    Re: Aventus -VS- Tabarome Millesime

    Im not sure what you mean by "mature", since both of them dont really stray too far from the "fresh" formula, but between the two I find Aventus is the more mass-market smelling, and is easily...
  77. Thread: Havana

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    Re: Havana

    Its a good effort and one of the better classics, I still found it too dated for my tastes, though. Others here are more forgiving.

    Also, agree that Montana Black is similar (maybe even better)....
  78. Re: Vintage Polo (green) vs newer formulation? Where to buy vintage?

    Im completely serious when I say its the best strictly green scent ever made, better than the vintage polo, current polo, Tsar, Escencia, Fou d'Absinthe, all of them. No bullshit sweet or powdery...
  79. Re: Vintage Polo (green) vs newer formulation? Where to buy vintage?

    I would agree with this. Modern Reserve is the best green fragrance ever, period.

    Cosmair polo is good stuff though, worth finding.
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    Wearing this today and its one of the best prominent-but-light leather scents I've smelled, and Ive been on a heavy leather kick lately:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.21931.jpg
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    Re: Davidoff Leather Blend - new fragrance

    Curious to see how strong the leather note in this is. IE is it a real leather like Colonia Leather or Aoud Leather and the TL clones, or is it a background note
  82. Re: Need recommendations for new stuff to try in the 'leathery/tobacco/wood shavings' vein

    Strongly recommend Coach Leatherware #3. Its on sale right now, $48 for a 95ml EDP (along with #1 and #2, I made a thread about them a couple weeks back). Its all leather, cardamom, cypress, cedar,...
  83. Re: D&G The One for Men vs YSL L'Homme for College

    This is the one I owned. Personally I think The One is too sweet to really be "masculine"
  84. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Once a page is flagged its watched by moderators. You cant just edit it to your hearts content and expect the changes to stay there. If the information is factual, it will be kept
  85. Re: D&G The One for Men vs YSL L'Homme for College

    They are both extremely popular with shit longevity, so you could probably wear both in one night.

    Ask your local sephora for sample sprays, wear each for a day or two in social settings
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Update on the Overstock Bel Ami situation: the second bottle was the current version (of course), so I went back on CS chat to get a replacement. I may have driven the point too hard, because the rep...
  87. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    If its true, they cant.
  88. Re: Yuqawam pour homme vs tobacco blaze?

    Wanted to update that I found a seller selling decants of both scents side by side:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/151667419716

    Will report back with impressions
  89. Poll: Re: TF's Tuscan Leather vs. Acqua di Parma's Colonia Leather

    TL is a no go because of the ashtray note and the raspberry syrup (what a weird, feminine note to throw on a masculine frag). The result is that it smells like an edgy, fashionable woman. who smokes....
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    This is another good suggestion. All 3 scents are on sale from coach, $48 for a 95ml EDP
  91. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Someone needs to update the wikipedia listing with a controversy section detailing their cease and desist orders and the racism suit
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    Another really good summer masculine is Polo Modern Reserve. Its not super heavy on the leather, but it performs very well in the heat. Better than the original
  93. Tom Ford Bois Marocain - Dry and woody as a bone

    This is definitely a new benchmark in my fragrance experiences. Its all cedar, cypress, incense, and woods. Nothing creamy, sweet, or even spicy, really. Its like a cedar chest and a cigar humidor...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Theres maybe 3 or 4 worth owning, but who is actually buying this stuff from them retail? Grey market abounds. Hell you could probably swipe a bottle off the saks counter.
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    5 Amouage Samples:

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg3Njc=/z/HPMAAMXQydtTODMu/$_57.JPG
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg3Njc=/z/7KQAAMXQWzNSlSGz/$_57.JPG...
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqua Amara

    Love the bitter bergamot / grapefruit. The original is still my favorite for its uniqueness, but for a summer spray, I would choose Amara over Marine.
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    LuckyScent does not stock as many Montales as Parfums Raffy, which also has a Los Angeles location. I plan on making a trip out to Raffy to try many Montales Ive been curious about
  98. Re: Which Amouage to sample for my tastes?

    This one:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/271845549402?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    As I see it, there are two Jubilation XXV: one for men, one for women (as with most...
  99. Re: Which Amouage to sample for my tastes?

    Ordered a sample of Jubilation 25, but the reviews are all saying its pretty sweet?
  100. Re: 'Squash' Fragrance for men (ala Japanese Air Freshner)

    Spencer! So thats what these are called. I came of age with one of these in every JDM / tuner car.

    http://www.thenismoshop.com/assets/images/as-csx3-b.jpg
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